Are Succulents Expensive?
After making my own container succulent garden, I understand now why retail arrangements are perceivably "expensive." It's a combination of the costs of plants + container + labor + profit.
Of course, it can be cheaper if you DIY. But, depending on the plants and container you choose, you might spend less doll-hairs if you buy. It all depends on what you want.
Here are cute and relatively inexpensive mini succulent gardens from Trader Joe's going for $13+tax.
The TJ garden offers four to five varieties of succulents in a moss basket. $15 for this garden is a reasonable price. Remember, each small plant costs approximately $1.50-$3.00 at retail prices.
|Photo Credit: Cassidy Tuttle|
Healthy succulents are usually compact. If you find that your plants are stretching, meaning you can see the stem in between the levels/layers of leaves, it is time to find a new spot for the SPF-loving bunch.
|Designs by Aggelige|
When you see other succulent arrangements going for $40-$60+ like Organic Designs at The Camp, you begin to understand why there's a premium. Factors include the quality of the arrangement, container, variety of plants, and retail markup.